Panathinaikos v Olympiakos abandoned amid violence and tear gas

  • Home fans clash with Athens police, attack rivals’ bench
  • Referee stops plays then calls off game half an hour later

The derby between Panathinaikos and Olympiakos was abandoned on Sunday after Panathinaikos fans clashed with police in Athens outside their Olympic Stadium and attempted to attack the Olympiakos bench.

With teargas heavily used as police tried to get back control, the referee Marco Fritz of Germany stopped play after 70 minutes. He called off the game for good half an hour later with Olympiakos leading 1-0, saying the stadium had not been made sufficiently safe with lingering teargas forcing Panathinaikos fans close to the field.

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